Lavender Court supervisor's skydive in memory of George
Paula Adams, supervisor at our Lavender Court residential care home in Taunton, is preparing to jump out of plane to raise funds for a charity supporting the families of children receiving hospital treatment.
She was inspired to undertake the challenge in memory of George, the two-year-old grandson of her close friends, who was treated at Manchester Children’s Hospital for eight months before sadly passing away. During that time, George’s family were able to stay close by thanks to Ronald McDonald House, a charity which provides accommodation and support to the loved ones of children receiving hospital treatment.
A fundraising tribute
Paula and two friends will be jumping out of plane on Saturday 8th July, hoping to raise enough money to sponsor a room at Ronald McDonald House, in tribute to George.
“Ronald McDonald House provides free ‘home away from home’ accommodation to families with children having treatment in hospital.
“During George’s treatment at the Manchester Children’s Hospital, they provided his family with accommodation so that they could be near to him. The emotional care and support that George’s family and friends received from all the wonderful staff and other families they met during that difficult time was absolutely priceless, which is why we want to do something to say thank you to this incredible charity.
“On 8th July 2023, myself, George’s dad (Carl) and grandmother (Belinda) are signed up to do a tandem skydive for Ronald McDonald House. Our aim is to raise enough money to sponsor a room in George’s name, so that the charity can carry on their fantastic work to look after other families who find themselves in a similar situation.
“Thank you to everyone who has sponsored our fundraising efforts in memory of George.”